Training of Moldavian students at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine
During the period from June 30 till July 28 three Master's students from the State Agrarian University of Moldova have visited the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine as part of the Erasmus + AG-LAB project "Improving laboratory practice skills of specialists in the agri-food sector of Eastern Europe" (Universitatea Agrară de Stat din Moldova). They are: Ioan Baciu, Inna Atanasova, Cravcesco Maria and Ioan Bogos. Students study in two areas - food quality and safety and biotechnology. On the first day of the visit the acting dean of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Water Bioresources Ruslan Kononenko has greeted the guests and wished fruitful work.
During the first days, students got acquainted with the material and technical base of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Water Bioresources: they visited lecture halls and laboratories of the faculty. The Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Academician of NAAS of Ukraine Mykola Sakhatsky showed the laboratory of the Department of Animal Biology, and Petro Shevchenko together with graduate students conducted a tour of the training, research and production center of water bioresources and aquaculture. Mykola Povoznikov, the head of the Department of Horse Breeding and Beekeeping told about the history, activity and role of the department. Later, Moldovan students visited the Ukrainian Laboratory of Quality and Safety of Agricultural Products of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, where they learned in details about the activities of the laboratory and its departments.
During the next week, the guests visited ULYABP AIC, where they got acquainted in detail with the peculiarities of receiving samples in the laboratory, working in the sector of analytical monitoring and organization of work with customers.
Together with Olga Kosarchuk, a senior researcher of the Department of Soils and Agricultural Resources, the Master's students studied the qualitative and quantitative methods of water analysis for iron and chlorides. During the next three weeks, students from Moldova learned the various methods for assessing the quality of soils, as well as honey, dairy products and other food products.
During their stay in Ukraine, Moldovan students not only studied the experience of Ukrainian specialists and got acquainted with the university and laboratories, they had the opportunity to visit historical sites of Kyiv.
We hope that the visit of Moldovan students to NUBiP was both useful and interesting for them.